JBHXR and Serious Labs Partner to Facilitate Virtual Reality Training for MEWPs
Virtual Reality Training for MEWPs

JBHXR and Serious Labs Partner to Facilitate Virtual Reality Training for MEWPs

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The leading provider of extended reality learning solutions for Australian businesses, JBHXR, has partnered with leading-edge simulation developer, Serious Labs, to introduce virtual reality training for mobile elevating work platforms (MEWPs). As a part of the partnership, JBHXR will retain exclusive rights to distribute and train with Serious Labs’ MEWP VR Simulators in Australia.

MEWPs, also known as aerial lifts, have applications across various industries, such as construction, energy, aerospace, trades, and filmmaking. The concept is similar to a flight simulator wherein the simulator-based MEWP training provides MEWP operators a more efficient and safer way to develop their skills and track their progress using deep user data. The Serious Labs MEWP VR Simulator is a highly portable platform featuring actual MEWP controls and actuators to create realistic motion.

“We’re thrilled to be working with an industry leader like Serious Labs to provide this kind of leading-edge training and equipment,” said Ian Tennant, COO of JBHXR.

The MEWP VR Simulator provides a new way to go about MEWP assessment, learning, and competency verification. Unlike conventional training methods, it provides a safer and cost-effective alternative enabling objective scoring and evaluation for everyone.

A report highlighted that the Serious Labs MEWP VR Simulator is 97 percent predictive of user behaviors and skill levels compared with actual MEWPs. Such a high degree of predictivity has prompted several safety organizations across North America and Europe to allow users to earn their MEWP operating credentials in VR.

“We are thrilled to be working with JBHXR to provide this leading-edge training and distribute MEWP simulators throughout Australia,” said Jim Colvin, CEO of Serious Labs.

The simulators have been deployed by companies worldwide to enhance the safety and performance of their employees. For instance, one company is using the MEWP Simulator’s objective skills assessment to assign challenging MEWP tasks to the most skilled workers. It also acts as a facilitator for upskilling those who need to improve. Airlines have begun using the simulator for aircraft maintenance training through custom modules.

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